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SAVE THE DATE: 2017 MEDLI FALL MEETING

SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Sachem Public Library

Join MEDLI for this year’s fall membership meeting on Wednesday, November 15th at the Sachem Library in Holbrook.  Our keynote speaker will be Darren Chase, Associate Librarian/ Head of Scholarly Communication from SUNY Stony Brook. He will be talking about Open Access.

More information to follow shortly!

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2017 MEDLI Spring Meeting

2017 MEDLI Spring Meeting
Cosponsored by the Long Island Library Resources Council
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Brentwood Public Library
9:30AM-12:00PM (
12PM-1PM:MEDLI Business Meeting)

The Science Behind Medical Marijuana

Dale Deutsch, PhD, Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University, will share his expertise on the subject of marijuana and its usage in medicine. During his talk he will: discuss the differing effects of the two primary cannabinoids THC and CBD, examine the forces impeding government approval of medical marijuana research, explore the history of the medical marijuana, and discuss future possibilities for research.  Bring your questions!

Presenter:
Dale Deutsch, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Stony Brook University

REGISTRATION FORM

 

Registration Now Open for the 2016 MEDLI Fall Meeting

Lend-A-Hand: Printing with a Purpose
Monday, November 14, 2016
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
10AM-12PM, MEDLI Business Meeting to Follow

Librarians Ellen Druda and Margie Hartough will demonstrate how they create 3D printed prosthetic hands for the global volunteer organization e-NABLE.  Join them for an interesting presentation with information you can take back to your library.

Presented by:
Ellen Druda, Librarian Supervior, Technology & Internet Services, Half Hollow Hills Community Library and Margie Hartough, Head, Teen Services, Half Hollow Hills Community Library.

Registration:
This event is free of charge, but registration is required.  Please RSVP by Thursday, November 10, 2016 online at: https://goo.gl/forms/mJMyvpL4iq2YbAcu2.

Questions?
For more details contact MEDLI President, Claire Joseph at Claire.Joseph@snch.org.

Meeting Location:
Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Dix Hills Building (55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, N.Y. 11746)

REGISTRATION FORM

Registration Now Open for the 2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting!

2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting
Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information
Thursday, March 31, 2015
Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library

Join us for this “train the trainer” class, which is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the reasons it is important to better assist their older patrons.
  • Be able to evaluate health information resources based on usability issues that affect older adults.
  • Learn and practice techniques for teaching older adults to look for health information on the Internet.
  • Be able to research health information for older adults on online resources from the National Institutes of Health and other recommended websites.

Presented by: Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)

Fee: $10 All MEDLI Members/ $25 Non-members*

*Get a FREE MEDLI membership (good till June 2017) when you register for this program.

REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)

Save the Date: 2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting

Mark your calendar and save the date for the 2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting!

2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting
Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information
Thursday, March 31, 2015
Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library

Join us for this “train the trainer” class, which is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the reasons it is important to better assist their older patrons.
  • Be able to evaluate health information resources based on usability issues that affect older adults.
  • Learn and practice techniques for teaching older adults to look for health information on the Internet.
  • Be able to research health information for older adults on online resources from the National Institutes of Health and other recommended websites.

Presented by: Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)

Additional information is coming soon!

Registration Now Open for the 2015 MEDLI Fall Meeting

2015 MEDLI Fall Meeting
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Merrick Library

9:15AM: Registration & Refreshments
9:30AM-10:30AM: Palliative Care Presentation
10:30AM: Journal Club led by Mary Westermann & Mahnaz Tehrani.  MEDLI Business Meeting will follow Journal Club.

What is Palliative Care?
Guest Speaker: David Wollner, M.D.

This talk will review the history and evolution of hospice and palliative care, with a focus on more recent developments in the USA, and a projection of the field’s future.

About the Speaker:
David Wollner MD, FACP, AGSF, Team Physician for the Palliative Care Service of the South Nassau Communities Hospital. He has thirty years of experience in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is trained and board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has been elected to Fellow status in the American College of Medicine, the American Geriatrics Society, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Wollner serves on the American Geriatrics Society Bioethics Committee and was a recent scholar to the NYU/ Montefiore program in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities. He has published articles and book chapters in his field and has presented lectures on Hospice and Palliative Medicine throughout the United States and Western Europe.

Fee: $10 MEDLI Members/ $20 Non-members

REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)